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'''Francis Joseph Steingass''' (March 16, 1825, Frankfurt am Main – January 1903) was a Great Britain|British linguist and oriental studies|orientalist of German Jews|German Jewish descent. He completed his education, including the Ph.D., in Munich, Germany. Later he was professor of Modern Languages at Birmingham, Professor of Modern Languages and Resident Lecturer on Arabic Languages, Literature & Law at the Oriental Institute, Woking. He knew 14 languages, including Arabic, Persian language|Persian and Sanskrit. He published a number of Persian-English, Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionaries.[http://www.coronetbooks.com/books/c/comp7111.htm Author's biography sketch] in the reprint of his ''Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary'' (ISBN 81-215-0711-1)
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